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Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:16 am

Can Democrats and independents form a majority coalition?

 Earlier this month I attended the 2017 People’s Summit in Chicago along with several thousand other progressive activists. The event was sponsored by a “who’s who” of left-leaning Democr...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:13 am
I am in agreement with President Donald Trump on at least one thing. He is quoted as telling Republican senators that the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) was “mean” and whatever Senate R...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:14 am
 Times may change, but some things stay the same. Fortunately for music lovers across Illinois, the municipal band is a constant, a cherished part of the summer landscape in communities statewide...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:12 am

Neglecting mental health services is bankrupting our health care system

President Trump and Republican congressional leaders justifiably want to curb the alarming growth in government health care spending. Their proposed solution? Cut $880 billion in federal funds from Me...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:12 am
 I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortably wide gap. No, I’m not talking about liberal...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:16 am
Think about this for a moment: Two days away from a federal shutdown, Congress comes up with a stopgap measure to keep the government operating... for a week. A few days later it arrives at a bipartis...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:16 am
 As I reflected on last month’s Earth Day and the current attack by the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), I considered what impact t...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 Yeats’s famous line of poetry during the dark times after the Great War comes eerily down to us today: “Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.” Yet in the preliminary French elections ...

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